Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Referenced by Edward Wilding in his testimony regarding lifeboat capacity on various steamers.
Launched by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland, (Yard No. 354). The ship was originally to be named Servian for the Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line, a joint service of Wilson & Furness and Frederick Leyland's Leyland Line. The Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line as well as Frederick Leyland's Leyland line were both purchased by IMM in 1901 and the vessel, as well as a sister, the Scotian, were cancelled. The incomplete ships were laid up until both were purchased and finished for the Hamburg-America Line (HAPAG) in 1907.
December 19, 1903
September 3, 1907
Delivered to the Hamburg-America Line. Named President Grant.
September 14, 1907
Interned at New York.
April 6, 1917
Seized by the U.S Government and turned over to the Navy.
August 2, 1917
Commissioned USS President Grant (ID#-3014)
Placed in commercial service by the United States Lines.
Reacquired by ATS recommissioned USAT Republic
July 22, 1941
Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Republic (AP-33).
January 27, 1945
February 2, 1945
Struck from the Naval Register and laid up.
March 11, 1952
Sold to Bethlehem Steel Company for scrapping.